Eligible participants were identified at the Senses of Birth Intervention entrance when providing an affirmative response to the current pregnancy question. They were invited to join the study by one of the trained interviewers. All pregnant women over 18 years old who visited the intervention between March 2015 and March 2016 were invited to answer the post-intervention survey, forming a convenience sample of 1,287 women [32]. Only six women refused to answer it. The group of pregnant women who responded to the post-intervention survey were also invited to join the online follow-up survey. Five hundred and fifty-five women answered the follow-up post-partum survey between June 2015 and April 2016, with a response rate of 43.1%, in three different states and five different cities of Brazil (Belo Horizonte/MG; Rio de Janeiro/RJ and Niterói/RJ; Ceilândia/DF and Brasília/DF) [32]. Forty-four percent of those who answered the follow-up survey were included in the qualitative analysis, for a total sample of 258 (Fig 1). On average, women answered the follow-up survey three months after giving birth (57.4%), ranging from 0 to 29 months, with 95.2% of women responding within seven months of childbirth.

Only women over 18 years old who answered the post-intervention survey and follow-up survey were included in the present study. After three emails and three phone call attempts, women who did not respond to the follow-up survey were excluded. For the sub-set of women included for the qualitative portion of the study, two exclusion criteria were applied: a) Answering two or fewer sentences to the question "Tell us a little about your birth experience;" b) Blank answers or "no comments" statements without considerable information regarding the childbirth to the subsequent open-ended questions.

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